Mitigation of hazardous toluene via ozone-catalyzed oxidation using MnOx/Sawdust biochar catalyst

Jin Sun Cha, Young Min Kim, Im Hack Lee, Yong Jun Choi, Gwang Hoon Rhee, Hocheol Song, Byong Hun Jeon, Su Shiung Lam, Moonis Ali Khan, Kun Yi Andrew Lin, Wei Hsin Chen, Young Kwon Park

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This study investigated catalytic ozone oxidation using a sawdust char (SDW) catalyst to remove hazardous toluene emitted from the chemical industry. The catalyst properties were analyzed by proximate, ultimate, nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms, Fourier-transform infrared, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses. In addition, hydrogen-temperature programmed reduction experiments were conducted to analyze the catalyst properties. The specific area and formation of micropores of SDC were improved by applying KOH treatment. MnOx/SDC-K3 exhibited a higher toluene removal efficiency of 89.7% after 100 min than MnOx supported on activated carbon (MnOx/AC) with a removal efficiency of 6.6%. The higher (Oads (adsorbed oxygen)+Ov(vacancy oxygen))/OL (lattice oxygen) and Mn3+/Mn4+ ratios of MnOx/SDC-K3 than those of MnOx/AC seemed to be important for the catalytic oxidation of toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119920
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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